SA woman scoops UK award

first_imgJune Bam-Hutchison (centre) flanked by celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott, UK First Lady Sarah Brown, Asian Media & Marketing Group Editor-in-Chief Ramniklal Solanki CBE, and Robin Bailey of sponsor Nationwide (Photo: GG2 Leadership & Diversity Awards 2008) Author and community development strategist June Bam-Hutchison’s achievements, in spite of living and struggling through the apartheid education system, have finally been recognised on the world stage. Bam-Hutchison recently received the prestigious Achievement through Adversity Award from British First Lady Sarah Brown at the 10th annual GG2 Leadership and Diversity Awards in the UK. Bam-Hutchison was a leading anti-apartheid activist on the Cape Flats and a teacher during the Soweto uprisings. In the same week that she received her award in London, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) awarded its 2008 Prize for Peace Education to South Africa’s Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, for a project managed by Bam-Hutchison until 2005. The project, Turning Points in History, saw the publication of the first new South African history book for secondary schools since 1994. “It was a thrilling week of achievement and work recognition for me, as I have studied and specialised in history education for probably 20 years or more,” Bam-Hutchison said. The GG2 Leadership and Diversity Awards showcase achievements by members of minority groups, attracting a diverse and powerful audience of high achievers. “It felt like a night at the Oscars, with over 800 people including celebrities applauding me in one of the world’s most powerful capitals,” Bam-Hutchison said after the awards ceremony. Celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott presented Bam-Hutchison to Britain’s First Lady and the audience. “He then led me off the stage and walked with me to take me to the television team for a backstage interview. He told me how honoured and pleased he was to have met me. “I did not consider myself a celebrity like that. Come on, this is Ainsley Harriott!” Bam-Hutchison describes her most memorable moment as the day she met Nelson Mandela, more than 10 years ago. “He stood up tall and dignified and bent over to greet me and to thank me for my role in fighting apartheid,” she recalled. “His hand was huge and warm. I’ll never forget that moment of silent respect and recognition, and the warm twinkle in his eyes and smile.”last_img read more

After Effects 101: Wiggle Expression

first_imgGet started with AE expressions! Wiggle is one of the fundamental AE expressions and can be used to quickly add random movement to your After Effects animations.After Effects expressions can be intimidating. After all, we’re video editors and motion designers – not coders. In reality though, many AE expressions can be broken down simply. Applying expressions in your AE project can add some really dynamic features (random motion, auto animating to sound, etc), so it’s worthwhile to give them a shot. You can also use expressions to speed up your workflow, sparing you from having to keyframe all the animation in your project. So where do you start? With wiggle.Wiggle is one of the more versatile After Effects expressions. You can apply it to a layer in your AE project to add movement to position, rotation and scale. By modifying the parameters in the expression you can set limits on the magnitude and frequency of the animation.The video tutorial below, by motion designer Jens Uttikal, provides a nice overall tutorial on the capabilities of Wiggle and how to integrate it into your After Effects project. It’s a worthwhile 6 minute viewing for all AE users.If you’d rather read than watch, check out our previous article “Using Wiggle to Create Random Movement in Adobe After Effects” or this post which several wiggle expressions written out (copy and paste them into your project).Don’t be intimidated. Start with wiggle and give After Effects expressions a try. If have any questions or thoughts please leave them in the comments below!last_img read more

Tilak case: woman alleges threat to life

first_imgPune: The 40-year-old woman who last week filed a case of rape and unnatural sex against Congress leader Rohit Tilak, the great grandson of Lokmanya Bal Gangadar Tilak, lodged another complaint on Monday with the Vishrambaug police, alleging that she was threatened with dire consequences by unidentified men.The complainant said her car was intercepted by two motorcycle-borne men, who pulled out a bottle of acid and threatened to pour it on her if she did not withdraw her complaint against the Congress leader immediately. “We have written to the Pune Commissioner of Police, Rashmi Shukla, emphasising the seriousness of the matter and requesting immediate police protection for my client,” said Tosif Shaikh, the complainant’s lawyer. Mr. Shaikh said his client was in grave danger as the accused was a politician of great influence.Mr. Tilak (37), was booked last Tuesday under Sections 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural sex), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) 504, 506 (criminal intimidation) and 507 (criminal intimidation by anonymous communication), and was granted interim anticipatory bail last Friday by a special court.The Congress leader, who is also the nephew of Mayor and senior BJP leader Mukta Tilak, told the court that the complainant worked for an organisation run by him, but was sacked in April, and hence has lodged a false case against him. The next hearing on the bail plea will be held on July 28. The woman had filed her first complaint on July 8. She allegedly had to cancel a press conference earlier this month owing to pressure. The complainant has said she met Mr. Tilak in March 2015 at a social gathering, and later connected with him on a social networking site. She said she was not aware of Mr. Tilak’s marital status at the time of their meeting, and that he allegedly raped her on the pretext of marrying her.last_img read more

Lucknow’s iconic Tunday Kababi

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Papi Sarr’s absence hampers Falcons

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first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next View comments Sarr missed the much-anticipated duel between preseason favorites due to a groin injury and it’s still uncertain when he would return.“I want to play next game but everything will depend on the doctor if he will give me the clearance to play,” Sarr told INQUIRER.net.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAdamson head coach Franz Pumaren said his Cameroonian import is still day-to-day.“We always prepare for the worst scenario. If he’s there, that’s a bonus, if not then, the other players must step up,” he said. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s no surprise that Papi Sarr’s absence was a big blow to Adamson in its opening day loss to Ateneo on Saturday.Sarr averaged 14.4 points and 14.9 rebounds per game last season for the Falcons.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Meralco nips Star to clinch playoff berth Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events PLAY LIST 01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events01:37UAAP SEASON 80: Adamson Soaring Falcons01:54Poe hits MMDA chair for absence in Senate Edsa bus ban inquiry01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. With Sarr rendered helpless on the bench in street clothes, Ateneo took full advantage, giving more touches to its big man Chi Ikeh.Ikeh pounced on the Falcons’ depleted frontline, coming away with 18 points and 17 rebounds. He already had a double-double as early as halftime with 14 points and 13 rebounds, including 10 offensive boards, three more than the entire Adamson team.“Ikeh just dominated us. We had a hard time containing him,” said Pumaren, whose squad was outrebounded, 60-35.Pumaren admitted not having Sarr around was tough, but it’s still not an excuse as to how the Falcons poorly performed and got badly beaten.“I’m one coach who won’t dwell on that. I’ve been coaching for the longest time and you won’t hear from me saying, ‘If this player was here.’ That’s part of my job to make the most out of my remaining 15 players.”ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Thursday 21 Jan – Tour Diary

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first_imgGive us a rundown of your day?The day started off as usual with a team meeting at 9am in one of te player rooms. We then made our way to the stadium (The Trusts Stadium) where we are playing, for the official jersey presentation & team photos. It is always a proud moment receiving your Australian Jersey!We were lucky to have most of the afternoon off so our fearless leader Drummy (who knows his way around Auckland) suggested we visit Wai Wera Hot Baths for some R & R. Whilst is was very relaxing in the hot pools it was more fun taking each other on down the waterslides that were also there.  It was very amusing to see and hear our assistant coaches Peter Forrester and Paul Sfeir take on the slides as I don’t think they were designed for people of their structure! The bus trip home from the hot baths was alot quieter as most of the boys fell asleep. That night we had the official welcoming and opening with all the teams, referees and officials. Steve Price, Australian Rep, Queensland Rep, former and mighty Bulldog and now Auckland Warrior, was there as a guest speaker. He spoke about three things that have got him where he is today.Support, Sacrifice & HonestyIn brief, they meant:Support – From family, friends and the people around you.    Sacrifice – You need to make sacrifices to get to the top. Need to prioritise and work towards your goal.  Honesty – you have to be honest with yourself. Not to make excuses or look for other people to blame when things aren’t going your way.To finish up, I am really looking forward to this series. I am looking forward to playing the Kiwi’s on their home turf and wearing the Australian Colours. Much love to everyone back home.How is the team shaping up for the 2010 Trans Tasman?The team is looking really good for the Trans Tasman. There is a really strong feeling within the team as everyone is very tight and looking forward to taking on the Kiwi’s together. What is the Atmosphere like in the team?As mentioned before the team is very close and there is a good vibe amongst the players. There has been plenty of laughs (where the boys are comfortable enough around each other to let go of bodily gases). But also we know when to knuckle down & focus when it is time.Did you bring anything with you to make it feel more like home?My mum and my sister!What do you do before a big match to prepare physically and mentally?Nothing special. I try to do things as normal and to relax as much as possible which usually involves kicking back and watching a movie. On the way to the game I normally listen to music and start think about my role in the team.Explain to the players back home, what are your feelings when you running onto the field for an international match?First and foremost I obviously feel proud and honoured to wear the Aussie colours and represent my country!!!  There are a few nerves but also plenty of excitement.last_img read more

2018 NTL Referee Upgrades

first_imgCongratulations to the following referees on receiving upgrades at the 2018 National Touch League.Level 6 – OpenMatt Butler, QLDAlec Clark, NSWIssac Cosson, VICVincent Costigan, NSWMichael Ellis, WALachlan Freshwater, QLDBen Harris, NSWAdam Hogan, QLDMitch Kennedy, ACTLawren Sullivan, QLDMatthew Manning, QLDLevel 6 – SeniorSimon Bernie, SingaporeJohn Clark, NSWBruce Crosby, QLDKarl Gregory, QLDPaul Keyte, NSWDarryl Lyon, QLDRobert Mckechnie, NSWMark Montgomery, NSWJoe Mercuri, NSWBarry Nichols, NSWJonathan Powyer, NSWLynda Scott, SingaporeRiley Young, NSWLevel 5 – OpenNicole Alexander, WARachel Dilger, QLDTien-Ying Fan, TawainMiriam Hansen, QLDDaniel Kustec, NSWBree-Ann Lo Grande, QLDScott McGrath, QLDRichard Norris, NSWCassandra Jean Pajor, QLDRebecca Rogers, WALee Rossow, QLDMio Shimma, JapanAndrew Smith, NSWJack Van Lohuizen, ACTGraham Walters, QLDSam Whiteside, Australia Defence ForceDaniel Larose, QLDTess Leahy, NSWTimothy McErlane, QLDCampbell Muir, QLDLucas Patterson, WAJOrdan Randle, QLDKurtis Sankey, QLDCameron Turner, QLDCory Wiseman, NSWLevel 5 – SeniorAngela Budai, NSWPeter Cooper, NSWDanny Dony, NTMichael Honer, WAJoseph Jeffries, WANathan McDonald, QLDDavid McGee, NSWJack de Thierrylast_img read more

9 months ago’Secret’ Juventus medical today for Ramsey

first_img‘Secret’ Juventus medical today for Ramseyby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set for a Juventus medical today.Gazzetta dello Sport says Ramsey is ‘set to have his Juventus medical in London on Sunday’ as the Italian giants look to finalise a deal for the Welshman. Ramsey’s contract expires in north London in the summer and as he is free to discuss terms with teams abroad, it appears Juventus are closing in on a smart free transfer. He will undertake part of his medical in secret in London, just a day after Arsenal suffered defeat to city rivals West Ham. Ramsey is expected to sign a five-year contract worth £140,000-a-week plus bonuses if he plays 50 per cent of all the games in a season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

In the news today Jan 31

first_imgEight stories in the news for Wednesday, Jan. 31———TRUMP: WE WILL ‘FIX’ TRADE DEALSU.S. President Donald Trump refrained from his oft-stated threat to scrap the NAFTA accord in his first State of the Union address last night. He instead vowed to “fix bad trade deals and negotiate new ones.” It was the message in a fact sheet on the speech issued by the White House which spoke of how Trump was renegotiating and modernizing NAFTA, in what it called the first renegotiation of a major trade agreement in U.S. history.———SENATORS PUSH FOR MORE DIVERSITY IN BUSINESSFederal Liberals should toughen up proposed legislation aimed at boosting diversity on corporate boards at publicly traded companies if they want it to be effective, says a group of senators pushing for the change. Bill C-25 would require these companies to disclose the number of women — and others from equity-seeking groups, such as visible minorities — on their corporate boards and in senior management, as well as their policies on diversity.———EX-GOVERNMENT AIDE TO BE SENTENCED IN B.C. COURTA former British Columbia government employee is expected to be sentenced today for his part in a vote-winning scheme by the provincial Liberals. Brian Bonney pleaded guilty last October to breach of trust for the partisan use of taxpayer money in an attempt to convince minority groups to vote for the B.C. Liberals in the 2013 election.———VOTING STARTS THURSDAY FOR B.C. LIBERAL LEADERB.C. Liberals will elect a new leader on Saturday with an assignment to ignite and guide the party from an unfamiliar position in Opposition after 16 years in power. An estimated 60,000 party members are eligible to vote online and by phone starting Thursday to replace Christy Clark, who resigned last summer after the New Democrats formed a minority government with the support of the Green party.———B.C. OVERDOSE DEATH FIGURES FOR 2017 DUE TODAYHealth officials and the Coroners Service of British Columbia are expected to release the total number of overdose fatalities in 2017 today, while the current death toll already exceeds records. The B.C. coroner has said 1,208 fatalities were recorded in the first 10 months of 2017. The powerful opioid fentanyl was detected in 999 of the confirmed and suspected deaths during that time.———CENTRE FLAGS CASH LINKED TO FENTANYLTraffickers are exploiting Canadian money service businesses to buy deadly fentanyl from overseas and then launder the proceeds through banks and credit unions, warns the federal Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre, It has issued an alert to help businesses detect and report suspicious dealings that may be linked to illicit fentanyl, an opioid that is wreaking havoc across Canada.———EXTRA EI BENEFITS OVER BUDGET BY $1 BILLIONA Liberal program to give extra employment insurance benefits to workers in regions hit hard by a drop in natural resource prices will end up costing almost $2 billion — more than double original estimates. The government budgeted $827.4 million for the extra payments. The latest department estimates show the measure will end up costing $1.92 billion, largely the result of changes that allowed more workers to receive extra payments and unemployment rates that stayed higher for longer than the government anticipated.———DRILLERS MOVING RIGS TO MEET U.S. DEMANDA growing number of Canadian drilling rigs are being moved south of the border to take advantage of brighter prospects in the United States — and observers say it’s unlikely they will ever return home. A week ago, Calgary-based Akita Drilling Ltd. said it would deploy its first rig in West Texas by moving one from Western Canada. Calgary-based Trinidad Drilling Ltd. says it’s moving two idle drilling rigs from Western Canada to the same Texas oilfield.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a meeting of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council in Winnipeg and hosts a town hall.— Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland participates in an armchair discussion on Canada-U.S. relations in New York.— The Quebec Liberal party holds a caucus ahead of next week’s start to legislative assembly work.— Christian leaders hold a news conference in Ottawa to discuss the Canada Summer Jobs rules and funding.— Statistics Canada will release the gross domestic product by industry for November.— Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante will hold a news conference discuss major projects in the city for the city for next three years.— The Canadian Forces hold a panel discussion in Ottawa on mental health for Bell Let’s Talk Day.last_img read more

Racist I Hate Niers Tweet Mars Patriots Announcement of

Showing again that racism is alive and flourishing, a New England Patriots’ fan took the opportunity on the announcement of the team becoming the first NFL franchise to reach 1 million followers to express his contempt for Black people by superimposing on the back of a Patriots’ jersey, “I Hate Ni**ers.”Except he didn’t use the asterisks.Not cool. Worse, the Patriots sent an automated response thanking the racist for his support. Once the vile photo with the tweet was discovered, the team quickly removed it and issued and apology:“We apologize for the regrettable tweet that went out from our account. Our filtering system failed & we will be more vigilant in the future.”This kind of coward behavior speaks to the down side of social media. Cowards hide behind made up names to spew their vile. Earlier this season, Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner said he has been bombarded with racist tweets, no doubt from Michigan fans.“I’ve been called the N-word so many times this year,” Gardner said. “One guy told me I was the N-word, and said I know N-words can’t play quarterback. And I was like, are we not past this? Say what you want about my skill, but come on.”The idiocy of all this is that the Patriots have many Black players on their team and that racist who supports the team, in essence, supports the Black players. Same with Gardner. As soon as he makes a play or beats Michigan State, the same clowns calling him racist names will be the same cheering wildly for him.It’s a bad time when sports cannot be the galvanizer. One of the unique aspects of the games is that, at least for a little while, people come together to support a common cause. Your race or religion or political affiliation does not matter. . . you’re rooting for the same team.And for the most part, that beauty of sport remains. All it takes is one idiot to remind of of the ills of society as a whole. read more

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